Mixpanel-OSX-Community 2.0.0

Mixpanel-OSX-Community 2.0.0

LangLanguage Obj-CObjective C
License Custom
ReleasedLast Release Dec 2014

Maintained by Orta Therox.

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  • Mixpanel and orta

Using Mixpanel Analytics on OS X

pod "Mixpanel-OSX-Community", :git => "https://github.com/orta/mixpanel-osx-unofficial.git"

This is an unofficial port of the Mixpanel API to Cocoa, its built with cocoapods in mind. You can install this manually, the only framework you'll need is SystemConfiguration I think.

Ideally I'll keep this up to date in order to keep ARAnalytics relevant. As I use Mixpanel personally. If you work at Mixpanel and would like to take over, that'd be super-ace. Thanks.

Initializing Mixpanel

The first thing you need to do is initialize Mixpanel with your project token. We recommend doing this in applicationDidFinishLaunching: or application:didFinishLaunchingWithOptions in your Application delegate.

- (BOOL)application:(UIApplication *)application didFinishLaunchingWithOptions:(NSDictionary *)launchOptions {    

    // Override point for customization after application launch.
    [Mixpanel sharedInstanceWithToken:MIXPANEL_TOKEN];

    // Add the view controller's view to the window and display.
    [window addSubview:viewController.view];
    [window makeKeyAndVisible];
    return YES;

Tracking Events

After initializing the Mixpanel object, you are ready to track events. This can be done with the following code snippet:

Mixpanel *mixpanel = [Mixpanel sharedInstance];
[mixpanel track:@"Clicked Button"];

If you want to add properties to the event you can do the following:

Mixpanel *mixpanel = [Mixpanel sharedInstance];
[mixpanel track:@"Player Create" 
     properties:[NSDictionary dictionaryWithObjectsAndKeys:@"Female", @"Gender", @"Premium", @"Plan", nil]];

Setting People Properties

Use the people accessor on the Mixpanel object to make calls to the Mixpanel People API. Unlike Mixpanel Engagement, you must explicitly set the distinct ID for the current user in Mixpanel People.

Mixpanel *mixpanel = [Mixpanel sharedInstance];
[mixpanel.people identify:@"user123"];
[mixpanel.people set:@"Bought Premium Plan" to:[NSDate date]];

To send your users push notifications through Mixpanel People, register device tokens as follows.

- (void)application:(UIApplication *)app didRegisterForRemoteNotificationsWithDeviceToken:(NSData *)devToken {
    [self.mixpanel.people addPushDeviceToken:devToken];


The Mixpanel library does not currently use ARC. We've chosen to do this because a large number of customers have not moved to ARC yet. To integrate with an ARC project: Go to Project > Target > Build Phases, double-click on each Mixpanel file and add the flag: -fno-objc-arc.


You can turn on Mixpanel logging by adding the following Preprocessor Macros in Build Settings: MIXPANEL_LOG=1 and MIXPANEL_DEBUG=1. Setting MIXPANEL_LOG=1 will cause the Mixpanel library to log tracked events and set People properties. Setting MIXPANEL_DEBUG=1 will cause Mixpanel to log everything it's doing—queuing, formatting and uploading data—in a very fine-grained way, and is useful for understanding how the library works and debugging issues.

Further Documentation

  1. Events iOS Library Documentation
  2. People iOS Library Documentation
  3. Full Headerdoc API Reference